Forster Running Festival

Event Start Times

EventStart TimeTrophy/Prizes
Treble Bridge Buster7:00am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F
Sevan Apartments Half Marathon7:00am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F
Mid Coast Podiatry 10km Fun Run9:00am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F
First State Property Valuers 5km Fun Run10:00am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F
IMF #WalkSweatInspire 3km10:20am
Discovery Parks 3km Kids Fun Run (9-12 years)10:40am
Discovery Parks 3km Kids Fun Run (4-8 years)11:00am

Event Pricing

EventEarly BirdGeneral EntryLate Entry
Until 31st May 2021Until 12th August 202114th & 15th August 2021
Treble Bridge Buster$100
(includes FREE race shirt)
Buster Finishers Shirt $20 (pre-order via entry form)
$110
$120
Sevan Apartments Half Marathon$60
(includes FREE race shirt)
$70
$75
Mid Coast Podiatry 10km$40
(includes FREE race shirt)
$50
$55
First State Property Valuers 5km$30
(includes FREE race shirt)
$35
$40
IMF #WalkSweatInspire 3k$15$20$25
Discovery Parks 3km Kids Fun Run (9-12 years)$15$20$25
Discovery Parks 3km Kids Fun Run (4-8 years)$15$20$25

You must registered by end of June 2021 to have your nickname printed onto your race bib. Late entries and bib pickup at Sevan Apartments Forster.

Online Entries

The entry fees listed above relate to “Early Bird Prices” up until 31st May 2021. Refer to individual race info for entry pricing schedule.

An online payment processing fee applies to all entry and merchandise orders. Online entries will close at midnight, Thursday 12th August 2021. This is subject to change and may close early due sell out / maximum event participants reached.

Your age category is based on age on race day.

Race entries may be closed for an event if field capacity is reached.

When completing your entry make sure you enter your nickname to have it printed on the race bib. Cut off for nickname printing is end of June 2021.

icon-entry-formTo enter into the 2021 Forster Running Festival, please click on the link below.

Forster Running Festival Online entry

Late Entries

  • At this stage late entries will not be accepted on race weekend.
  • We have limited field sizes in all events. Register early to avoid disappointment.
  • We are not planning to offer late entries as a measure to reduce gatherings at the event as part of our COVID safety plan.
  • Online entry will be closed if participant capacity is reached.

Team Entries

  • Entries in the Treble Bridge Buster will count as 3 points and 1 point for all other events.
  • Winner will be based on the highest number of accrued entry points and entered prior to Thursday 12th August 2021.
  • Make sure you enter a team name or choose a team when processing your race entry to support your team.
  • Team tents will not be allowed in the event precinct or along the course at FRF2021. Tents are not to be erected at the event to reduce congregations / gatherings. This is part of the COVID safety plan.
  • Team Award winner will be announced after the last Treble Bridge Buster runner finishes.

Registration/Check-In

  • Complete online entry form
  • Collect your race pack from check-in which contains your timing chip, bib number and merchandise that you may have ordered. Note – Race packs will not be posted out.
  • Early registration will be the afternoon prior to the event, between 10:00am – Midday and between 1:00pm and 5:00pm (location TBC)
  • Race Day – You must register at least one hour prior to your event. Register early as we have field capacity restrictions.

Refunds

  • A 50% refund will be issued up to 31st May 2021.
  • No refunds will be issued from June 1st 2021 for any reason, including COVID related issues, illness or injuries.
  • No refund or transfers to another event will be issued if a participant cannot make the event due to state border closures.
  • In the event that you can no longer participate after June 1st 2021 , you may choose to sell and transfer your entry to another runner of your choice up until 31st July 2021. Entry transfers will not be accepted after 31st July 2021 . If transferring your entry or seeking to downgrade send an email to info@RunFest.com.au stating your name, date of birth, phone number, event entered and event you wish to downgrade too. Our event team will then be in contact within 48 hours. Downgrade is subject to availability and available until 31st July 2021.
  • If you can no longer participate in the event of which you are registered, you are able to downgrade to a lower distance up until 31st July 2021 .
  • There are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers. This includes participants who have an illness or injury.
  • Entries cannot be transferred to other future events.
  • If seeking to upgrade your entry please email info@RunFest.com.au stating your name, date of birth, phone number, event entered and event you wish to upgrade too. Our event team will then be in contact within 48 hours. Upgrade is subject to availability and available until 31st July 2021.
  • In the event that Run Fest Forster Tuncurry is postponed or cancelled due to COVID/NSW Health Restrictions, your entry will be transferred to the next advertised Run Fest Forster Tuncurry event. No refund will be given for entry or merchandise. A new event date may be set with notice to participants.
  • Shirt refunds or changes to shirt sizes will not be allowed if transferring entry to another person.

COVID Safe – Arrive, #RunHappy then explore the Great Lakes

We are asking that participants minimise their time at the venue and arrive and adhere to the social distancing measures in place, #RunHappy and then explore the Great Lakes.

In order to comply with current Public Health standards and to ensure the safety of all, we urge you to read this following section very carefully.

As a participant or attendee at Run Fest Forster Tuncurry you must:

  • Stay at home if unwell or display any symptoms of COVID-19 infection. People are advised to seek medical advice and testing for COVID-19 if they suspect they have the infection.
  • Do not attend if: You have been in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19, you are positive for COVID-19, you are waiting for a COVID-19 test result or you have travelled overseas or to a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days.
  • Maintain 1.5m physical distance at all times – this is every individual’s responsibility.
  • Seek assistance if you become unwell during the event – please locate event staff, Event COVID-19 marshals or attend the First Aid Tent.
  • We ask attendees to frequently use the supplied hand sanitiser stations throughout the event.

Further information will be shared prior to the event based on the NSW Health restrictions / guidelines.

Spectators

To assist us with physical distancing at the event, we request that only necessary spectators attend the event, ideally one adult per child competing and one support person per competitor. To assist with this we’ll highlight the public viewing areas outside of the start / finish precinct identified in our course maps. We also request that any spectators bring their own hand sanitiser to further reduce contact.

Spectators will not be allowed to enter the race precinct during the event. One parent will be able to run alongside their child during the kid’s fun run. Parent / Guardian’s name can be noted when completing the online entry form. Spectators are not allowed to congregate around the finishing area and are asked to meet participants at a pre-arranged meeting point after the event.

Team tents will not be allowed in the event precinct or along the course at FRF2021. This is part of the COVID safety plan to reduce congregations / gatherings.

Spectators are asked to spread out around the course to support the runners, rather than congregating in the event precinct. We’ll share further information and updates closer to the event time.

 

Race Briefing

Event briefing will be online only. There will not be a briefing onsite at the event. Please ensure that you have viewed our COVID safety briefing prior to the event and completed the COVID check-in form. If you do not complete the COVID check-in you will not be able to enter the race precinct.

You will need to show your race bib when entering the race precinct to gain entry. Parents / Guardians accompanying children in the kids fun run event will also be required to complete the COVID check-in form. The COVID Safe briefing and check-in form will be uploaded closer to the event date.

Race Precinct

We are asking that participants minimise their time at the venue and “arrive, #RunHappy” and then explore the Great Lakes. Spectators are not to come into the race precinct. Anyone accessing the race precinct will be required to complete a COVID safe check-in. No team tents will be allowed in the event precinct or along the course at FRF2021. This is part of the COVID safety plan to reduce congregations / gatherings.

Bag Drop

There will be a contact-less, secure bag storage area made available to competitors. Participants will receive a numbered bag tag coinciding with your race number which must be fixed to your bag before dropping it off. We also advise that though we provide this service for your convenience, you leave your belongings at your own risk. The Event takes no responsibility for any lost or stolen items. Bag Drop location TBC

Treble Bridge Buster

Treble Bridge Buster Interchange

There will be an interchange / transition zone within the event precinct for Treble Bridge Buster participants. Runners can attach a bag to the fencing in the interchange areas to access between events. A water station will also be available for runners to utilise between events. Participants not entered in the Treble Bridge Buster and spectators will not be able to enter this area.

We also advise that though we provide this service for your convenience, you leave your belongings at your own risk. The Event takes no responsibility for any lost or stolen items. Location and further information will be provided closer to the event.

Treble Bridge Buster Cut-Off Times

Treble Bridge Buster Cut off Times as follows:

  • Half Marathon – 9:30am
  • 10km – 10:45am
  • 5km – 11:30am

Note: these cut off times are after the commencement of the ensuing leg. Have a drink, re-group and refresh then get going.

For example:

  • If you finish the Half Marathon at 8:30am you will be required to wait until the 10km event starts at 9am to take on the next leg.
  • If you complete the Half Marathon at 9:15am you will go through the Treble interchange transition and can commence the 10km immediately.
  • Runners which cross the finish line after the specified cut offs noted above will not be able to progress to the next stage.
  • Cut off times will be revised if wave starts are adopted and/or changes to race start times.

Pre-Race Assembly

We will open the start area 10min prior to each distance start. At this stage we are assessing whether we will have a rolling start or allocated wave starts. If we go ahead rolling starts we request that you self seed and enter the start area in line with your target time. You will have up to 10 mins to cross the start line.

Please enter your target race time for your event when completing the entry form. This will assist us if we need to adopt wave starts. For Treble Bridge Buster runners please enter your target Half Marathon time when completing the entry form.

All participants will receive an individual start time as and when they cross the start line. There will be no congregating at the start line for any extended period and no need to rush to start.

Updates will be posted here and on our event Facebook Page

Timing Chips

Timing Chips are integrated into your Race Bib and will be activated when you cross the start line. Your timing chip will start when you cross the start line of your chosen event. Your time will be automatically recorded when you cross the finish line. Please ensure that you do not bend your race bib / timing chip as it may impact its ability to scan and track your results.

Do not walk over the start or finish timing mat before your event begins, or completion of your event.

Treble runners will receive a race bib and timing chip for each of the three events included in the challenge. Please ensure you wear only the associated bib for the event. Bibs must be changed and removed before starting the next event. Only one bib is to be worn at any one time. If you do not adhere to this, your time may not be recorded. All Treble runners must begin with the Half Marathon bib only.

Treble runners will receive four race bibs:

  • One bib without the timing chip will be for your interchange bag (do not wear this bib – there is no timing chip on this bib)
  • Half Marathon bib to wear first
  • 10km bib to wear second
  • 5km bib to wear as the third and final bib

Medals and Trophies

All participants will receive a finishers medal at the completion of their designated event. Your medal can be collected as you exit the finishing chute. Treble Bridge Buster finishers will receive a medal for each event + a unique Treble Bridge Buster 2021 medal. Treble Bridge Buster finishers will receive all 4 medals at the completion of the challenge.

Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female based on net times in the following events:

  • Treble Bridge Buster
  • Half Marathon
  • 10km
  • 5km

There will be no trophies for age category winners. However, all competitors in the Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5km and Kids 3km Fun Run will receive a finishers certificate that can be downloaded from our website. There will not be any presentations at the end of this year’s event.

Results will be available online following the event.

Runners Etiquette

We intend to stage an awesome, fun event in a safe and friendly environment for all competitors to enjoy. We ask that you be mindful of our race etiquette and adhere to social distancing rules. If we adopt starting waves for the event, please ensure that you start in the correct group. More information will be shared prior to the event date.

Keep to the left of the course to allow faster competitors to pass on your right side. Keep 1.5m apart where possible on the course. Be courteous to fellow competitors, public and volunteers. Please follow the instructions of the event crew at all times.

Vacate the finishing area immediately after your event. Runners are not to remain in the finishing chute and are asked to continue to move promptly through to the recovery area, away from the finish line. St. John Ambulance will be on hand, should require assistance.

Pre-arrange a meeting point after the event with family and friends away from the finishing area.

Treble runners will be directed to the Treble interchange area between events with their own designated recovery area.

Prams and Pets

Prams are allowed, however we do ask that you start at the back of the field. Please also leave your furry friends at home – no pets of any kind are to be in the event or race precinct.

Results

All competitors in the Half Marathon, 10km Run and 5km Fun Run will receive a finishers certificate that can be downloaded from our website. Results will be available online following the event.

Event Photography/Video

TLCc Photography are the official event photography partner for Run Fest Forster-Tuncurry. The TLC team will be on course, at the finish line and in the crowd taking photos for the duration of the event. All photos will be made available FREE after the event on our event Facebook page.

Overall Photography Mid-North Coast is the official event video partner for Run Fest Forster-Tuncurry . The Overall team will be on course, in the sky, at the finish line and in the crowd taking for the duration of the event. The video will be made available FREE after the event on our event Facebook page.

Drink Stations

Drink Stations will be contact-less – self serve from the table. To assist us with hygiene we also ask that you empty your cup and place in one of the rubbish bins after the station, we want as few cups to collect from the course as possible. There will be two aid stations on the course which participants will have access to every approximately every 2km. Water and Endura electrolyte provided at each aid station. More information will be provided closer to the event.

First Aid

Medical personnel will be available at the first aid tent in the race precinct and at various locations on the course.

Tune in to our event Facebook page for race updates.

Toilets

Toilets will be available in the event precinct.

iPods/Headphones

For safety reasons we discourage the use of headphones, however if you must run with them, please use on one ear only or at a very low volume so you can hear vehicles, course marshall instructions and fellow competitors approaching from behind.

Race Shirts/Singlets

  • Due to COVID, you will not be able to change shirt sizing if incorrect. Please check the sizing chart when completing your entry / merchandise order.
  • FREE Run Fest Forster-Tuncurry race shirt available to all Treble Bridge Buster, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km participants entering prior to 31 May 2021. Please note this is a FREE shirt only, not a singlet. Singlets are available for purchase and cannot be exchanged in place of the free shirt.
  • Changes to shirt / singlet sizes will not be allowed if transferring your race entry to another person.
  • A small quantity of FRF race shirts and singlets will be available online to purchase. Place your order before 31st May 2021 to avoid any disappointment. Shirts and singlets will not be available to purchase on race weekend.
  • Treble Participants – make sure you purchase your Treble Bridge Buster finishers t-shirt when completing your race entry. Order online before the end of May to avoid any disappointment.
  • All event merchandise must be collected when picking up race kits at the event registration / check-in.
  • In the event of a cancellation of the event, or participants not able to attend the event, merchandise will not be posted to participants.
  • Cut off for ordering FRF 2021 event shirts and singlets is 31st May 2021.

Our event team is working hard to put on a safe and exciting Run Fest in celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Should you have any questions please send us a message via our Facebook page or to info@RunFest.com.au.

Let’s #RunHappy in 2021